"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Herter, the Globe's Martin F. Nolan writes, "proved that politics is an honorable calling":
No one was deeper "inside" than Christian Archibald Herter. A Republican, he lived on Beacon Hill. His father painted the murals in the House chamber where Herter was speaker before he went to Congress in 1942, serving five terms before being elected governor in 1952.
"Chris Herter was the toughest, smartest politician I ever knew," his frequent opponent Tip O'Neill once said. "He had Brahmin manners, but was thoroughly partisan."
Herter went on to serve as secretary of state for President Eisenhower and trade negotiator for President Kennedy. He was on the cover of Time twice, in 1953 and 1959.